October 28, 2010

Human Ancestors May Be Asian, Not African

Richard Alleyne, Telegraph

Carnegie Museum

While it is widely accepted that man evolved in Africa, in fact its immediate predecessors may have colonised the continent after developing elsewhere, the study says.

The claims are made after a team unearthed the fossils of anthropoids – the primate group that includes humans, apes and monkeys – in Libya's Dur At-Talah.

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TAGGED: Fossil Record, Human Evolution, Asia, Africa


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